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by | April 26, 2017 | 09:28

The negotiations over the spending bill took center stage despite a separate White House push for fast action to revive health care legislation to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., agreed. "The president's comments this evening are welcome news given the bipartisan opposition to the wall, and the obstacle it has been to the continuing bipartisan negotiations in the appropriations committees", she said in a statement ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:27

Macron finished the first round of voting nearly one million votes ahead of Le Pen, which meant her odds of winning the French Election shot out from 5/2 to 6/1 overnight. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier described Macron as a "patriot and European" who he felt confident would win out in the run off round with Le Pen on May 7.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:27

US stocks surged on Monday, tracking a relief rally that swept through European and Asian stock markets, after Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron won the first round of the French presidential election. The French CAC 40 stock index also surged more than 4 percent - to its highest level in almost a decade - following polling that showed Macron likely to win by a landslide in his May 7 runoff against Le Pen.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:25

His intervention comes after Jeremy Corbyn insisted the upcoming general election is not about Brexit. "He has pledged to put transport, and the renationalisation of our railways, right at the top of the agenda". Starmer rejected the Tories' use of foreign nationals as a "bargaining chip" and said guaranteeing European Union citizens' residency rights would create the good faith needed from the other European Union nations in order to agree a deal for Britons living on the continent.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:23

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier described Macron as a "patriot and European" who he felt confident would win out in the run off round with Le Pen on May 7. "I will be above the partisan considerations - it is an important act". Whatever the outcome on May 7, it will mean a redrawing of France's political landscape, which has been dominated for 60 years by mainstream groupings from the centre-left and centre-right, both of whose candidates faded.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:22

Mr Trump said: "The [Nato] secretary general and I had a productive discussion about what more Nato can do in the fight against terrorism". But NATO's secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, does say the alliance can do more to fight terror, and they'll talk about that at a summit in Brussels next month, which will be President Trump's first overseas trip.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:21

The ruling from U.S. District Judge William Orrick III in San Francisco said Trump's January 25 order targeted broad categories of federal funding for sanctuary governments and that plaintiffs challenging the order were likely to succeed in proving it unconstitutional.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:16

Fully 65 percent say marijuana is less unsafe than other drugs. The belief that pot should be legal has reached a new high in CBS News polls . While Connecticut does not appear to be moving forward with legal marijuana, other New England states are, including MA, where voters last year approved a ballot question legalizing the drug, with retail sales beginning next year.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:16

The U.S. government ruling reviewed submissions from major producers in Canada, three of the largest in B.C. The decision found rates of subsidization 20.26 per cent for Canfor, 19.5 per cent for Tolko and 24.12 per cent for West Fraser. "Canada has adapted what I would call and anti-patent position, particularly in pharmaceuticals", Ross said. "It's not a policy they really care about, it's about how they can shake us down for a few billion more dollars".

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:08

But there were no reports of violence on the scale seen at other protests, where there have been running battles pitting riot police and pro-government vigilantes against demonstrators hurling stones and Molotov cocktails. It was not immediately known whether he was a pro-government supporter or anti-Maduro. The protesters' main demand is for elections, although the anger is also underpinned by crippling economic crisis in the oil-producing country.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:07

According to the President's Office, Habibi and Shahim "stepped down with immediate effect" and President Ashraf Ghani has accepted their resignations, it said. Friday's devastating attack and an Islamic State assault on a Kabul hospital in Match that killed at least 50 keeps throwing into the quesiton the ability of Afghan forces to secure the country without major US support.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:03

The crew of the Tamar will continue en route to The Azores, an island region of Portugal, the Coast Guard said. The Captain initially reported that the explosion killed one crewmember and three others suffered massive burns. They were expected to arrive overnight. The Tamar has continued on its course towards Portugal's Azores. According to USCG, the cause of the explosion is still unknown, but the resulting fire has been extinguished and the vessel's engines were unaffected by the ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:02

The man who allegedly copied her work is artist and urban planner Chris Devins , who gave an interview after completing the project where he appeared to suggest he had come up with the idea for the image on his own. As the image circulated on social media, praise went to Chris Devins , a Chicago muralist. Devins said he never meant to take credit for Mesfin's creation, which itself was based off a portrait in the New York Times by photographer Collier Schorr.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:57

Another issue arises. Before the USA launches any pre-emptive strike on North Korea, Congress should be called back into session to authorize any act of war against the North. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence , center right at bottom, takes a selfie with U.S. servicemen on the flight deck of U.S. navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, at the U.S.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:56

A USA nuclear-powered submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday as North Korea reportedly celebrated the 85th anniversary of its army with its largest-ever military firing exercise. Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshide Suga told media that China's envoy for Korean affairs, Wu Dawei, would hold talks with Japanese Foreign Ministry officials.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:45

Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop and New Zealand justice minister Amy Adams were due to attend a dawn service at ANZAC Cove on the Gallipoli peninsula later on Tuesday. "As Hamilton is becoming a more multicultural city, it is important to acknowledge that for those settling in New Zealand from nations affected by armed conflict, Anzac Day has a special meaning for them as well".

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:44

The resolution was presented by the US, UK and France, who reacted angrily to Russia's decision. "It would be wonderful as we were discussing just a little while ago if North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and our country could get along with Russian Federation".

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:44

He is the first member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet to visit Afghanistan. In the 1980s, Russian Federation fought its own war in Afghanistan, losing thousands of troops to insurgents supplied with advanced US weaponry, such as shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:43

One of the most senior religious leaders in the Islamic State (IS) group has been killed in west Mosul, according to Iraqi forces. Lise Grande, U.N. "You can not get vehicles in there, so it's gotta be a dismounted operation [which] makes it very hard for any offensive manoeuvre in there, but it makes it very easy to defend", he said.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:39

In Canada, the same sense of puzzlement prevails over Trump's remarks on energy, which he lumped together with lumber and dairy products as a problem. So when we're the country with the deficits, we have no fear, Trump said in response to a question. He made the comment on Tuesday while imposing sizeable tariffs on all softwood lumber that Canada sells to the USA, apparently in retaliation for Canada's decision to close its market to ultra-filtered milk that originates on dairy farms ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:38

The newspaper quoted a senior German politician as saying that Trump had repeatedly asked Merkel about signing a bilateral trade deal, but was told such an accord could only be negotiated by the EU. He also warned the European Union against watering down the four basic freedoms of its single market during negotiations with Britain about its exit from the bloc.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:37

Holocaust Memorial Museum's Days of Remembrance ceremony on Tuesday morning. Worse still there are even those filled with such hate, total hate, that they want to erase the Holocaust from history, ' he said. Six million Jews, two-thirds of the Jews in Europe, murdered by the Nazi genocide. Asked about the rise of anti-Jewish crimes since his election, Trump told a Jewish reporter to "sit down" during a news conference in February before defending himself as "the least anti-Semitic person ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:35

Venezuela's attorney-general Luisa Ortega Diaz Tuesday called on the government and opposition to restart their dialogue to end protests, which have left 26 people dead. The opposition blames Maduro for the unraveling of the once-booming economy. Venezuela's chief prosecutor is calling on Venezuelans on both sides of the political spectrum to refrain from violence as the number of deaths continues to rise.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:33

Standing up for dairy farmers in Wisconsin "demands fair trade with all of our trading partners", Trump said, "and that includes Canada". With a bluntness befitting their shared environment, President Donald Trump and Charles Schumer added the latest cross-border volleys in a battle over the ultra-filtered milk produced by O-AT-KA Milk Products in Batavia.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:24

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a "Buy American, Hire American" executive order in Kenosha, Wisconsin, initiating visa and government purchase reforms. "Right now, H1-B visas are awarded in a totally random lottery - and that's wrong", Trump said at the signing at a factory in Wisconsin. "We are finally standing up for our workers and our companies", Trump said.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:17

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. It says the Syrian government launched the attack from the Shayrat air base. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking Friday during U.S. US authorities, he said, would "relentlessly pursue and shut down the financial networks of all individuals involved with the production of chemical weapons used to commit these atrocities".

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:17

The two candidates differ starkly on how to protect France, with Le Pen calling for the country to take back control of its borders from the European Union and deport all foreigners on a terror watchlist. True, some Republican politicians and thought leaders expressed doubts about Trump, but few actively threw their support to Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, Benoit Hamon of the incumbent socialist party had less than 7 per cent voteshare and the conservative Francois Fillon, a former prime ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:14

He is expected to be sworn in today. "I stand as a willing partner to work with Secretary Perdue and President Trump to address this urgent issue", Baldwin said . Perdue, who served two terms as governor of Georgia, grew up on a farm, trained as a veterinarian and worked in his family's agribusinesses. His extensive background in agriculture, business, and government make him an excellent choice to run a federal agency that affects millions of Americans.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:05

For the second day emergency workers have been digging into the mountain of refuse in the search for survivors in the town of Meetotamulla. A lady we spoke to who was in charge of the area said she couldn't even recognise the terrain here.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:04

Some have speculated that the drill, which took place on Tuesday and reportedly involved almost 400 artillery weapons, was intended as a protest against the recent drills conducted by the US and South Korea, including an integrated firepower exercise that began on April 13th and ends Wednesday.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:03

Shortly after, North Korea issued a forceful response to the deployment of a United States naval strike group, including the 97,000-ton carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, to the region April 10, saying it would counter "reckless acts of aggression" with "whatever methods the U.S.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:44

But Jean Wood, who is also a former service-woman, said Governor Warner's speech was "extremely well spoken". In particular can I acknowledge Bekir Sitki Dağ, the Deputy Governor of Çanakkale, and the Honourable Julie Bishop, Foreign Minister of Australia.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:43

She's protesting a bill that advocates of "sanctuary cities" oppose. These critics of the bill argue that it will create feelings of fear among immigrants, lead to fewer violent crimes being reported (because of fear of deportation) and increase instances of racial profiling.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:37

White House demands that U.S. taxpayers foot the bill for the border wall were particularly weakened given that Trump campaigned on a promise not just to build a wall but to make Mexico pay for it. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from SC, said Trump's interest in legislating is a good thing, but he did offer a warning. Democrats have said they would be comfortable with some additional funding for border security and surveillance.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:36

As a builder, they perhaps reasoned, Trump might be more sympathetic to anything that would limit the price of lumber. "No, not at all", Trump said. He added that those duties will be collected starting Tuesday and retroactively going back 90 days. While Unifor is confident that the new US duties are illegal, it can take years for appeals to be resolved.